- Brand Name: Microsoft
- Model Number: 2XJ-00001
- Connectivity Technology: bluetooth
- Color: Black
- Form Factor: External,Ergonomic
Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000
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- Comfort Curve keyboard: Microsoft's Comfort Curve encourages natural wrist posture and is easy to use.
- Exclusively for Bluetooth mobile and desktop computers. Wireless freedom without a transceiver.
- Sleek, ultra-thin design. Thin profile that is easy to take on the go.
- Battery status indicator
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Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard 6000
Comfort Curve keyboardMicrosoft's Comfort Curve encourages natural wrist posture and is easy to use.
Exclusively for Bluetooth notebook, netbook, and desktop computersWireless freedom without a transceiver.
Sleek, ultra-thin designThin profile that is easy to take on the go.
Battery status indicator
3-year limited hardware warranty
System Requirements- Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
- 2 AAA alkaline battery (included)
Top Customer Reviews
The implications of this?
1. the keyboard is awesomely portable. It's probably a half inch thick, and about the size of the keyboard on a 15.6" laptop. It fits very easily into the narrowest of spaces alongside my netbook or laptop.
2. the aesthetics are great - its a minimalistic design where even the logo is unobtrusive. A single battery indicator light keeps you company as you type. A rubberized texture around the edges of the keys adds a touch of luxury. Rubberized feet ensure that it won't slip even on a slick surface.
3. As would be expected, there isn't room for all the keys you'd find in a full sized keyboard, so the following trade-offs are made:
a) some keys (the Home, End, and Ins) do double duty, based on a Fn key.
This is a problem for me as I usually use Ctrl-Home/Ctrl-End to jump to the top/end of a document. This combination is now made more complex - Ctrl-Fn-Home and Ctrl-Fn-End. It's do-able, but is noticeably inconvenient. Even my netbook has dedicated keys for home and end, so this is a downer.
b) some keys are thinner (the cursors) or narrower (F1-F12) than on a full sized keyboard.
c) some keys are eliminated - there's only one Windows key, no Properties key, and no number pad
d) media keys are limited to Volume Up/Down/Mute.
4. Pairing the keyboard is very easy. You make the keyboard discoverable (a recessed button on the underside), ask the computer to find the device, and enter the code provided by the computer on this keyboard and press Enter. That's it!
5. Pairing with another device is just as simple.Read more ›
- Easy to pair and re-pair
- Feels like full size keyboard - typing all the right keys from the start
- While no dedicated Home, End etc., it's easy to use these keys by pressing Windows key
- Small, light, easily fits in small computer bag where I keep iPad
- On/off switch great to save battery
- Optional number keypad is nice addition when using at home
- No flip up legs to put the keyboard at an angle - I use two rubber erasers when using at home on my desk
- Battery cover broke the first time I inserted batteries - now held shut via scotch tape
- Only pairs to one device (I wanted to switch between PC when at home and iPad on road)
- Extremely Slim profile
- Number Pad is separated from the keyboard for high mobility and great for any netbook and laptop without number pad. It is also great for saving a crowded desktop space.
- The ergonomic curvature allows less stress on the wrist
- Comfortable tactile feedback but at the same time feels like the keyboard is integrated on your table due to the slim form factor.
- Extremely easy to pair up with my Asus Laptop that comes with built-in Bluetooth and Windows 7.
- No dedicated HOME and END buttons on the keyboard but on the Number Pad 7, and 1 keys when Num Lock is OFF.
- Limited Multi Media Controls: only Volume Up, Down, and Mute buttons
- There are no secondary functions printed on the Number Pad, instead it gives you a tiny piece of card for you to memorize. But the good part is all number pad functions are the same as any other number pads on the market.
- Slow Bluetooth wake up time. It takes around 1 second for the keyboard to respond after 8 to 10 minutes of inactivity. You only need to press once and don't keep repeating the same key otherwise after the Bluetooth reconnects to the computer, you will see all the repeated typed strings.
If you don't mind the bluetooth slow wake up time by all means get this! It's very slim yet comfortable! It is way better than Logitech's DiNovo or Apple's Bluetooth keyboard.
The instructions with this keyboard are short sighted... they don't tell you how to pair with anything other than a PC. It was pretty frustrating figuring it out but come to find out it couldn't be more simple. Put both the phone and keyboard in pairing mode, type in any four numbers (more if you want)into the your phone when prompted and hit enter, then type the same four numbers on the keyboard and hit enter. They pair instantly.
The keyboard works wonderfully, but one time it spit out like 7 lines of one letter and we had to turn it off, (other reviews say this is chronic with the Droid but it's only happened once with us). Otherwise it's been great. The arrow keys navigate within the pages on the phone, like in email you can jump from the To pain to the CC to the Subject to the Text Body with the arrows (Similar to how you would use Tab in PC applications) and type away to your heart's content in each as you go. Then arrow key down to Send and hit Enter, you never have to touch the phone once you're in the app you want.
The volume buttons on the keyboard work with music apps but the mute doesn't.
Some internet complaints say the keyboard loses it's pairing with the phone and you have to un-pair it and re-pair it often. We've found that when you're done using the keyboard turn it off. Every time we've turned it back on it has remained paired and is ready to use.
We love the build of the keyboard, could be an Apple product for it's design.
It's definitely a MS product for their lack of their realizing the potential of their own product and not offering instructions even on their website to help users implement it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use it all the time. It works well, and the batteries last a long time.Published 12 months ago by Pigster
This wireless keyboard is great if your wrists can't handle a straight board, & it is small enough to travel with. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tami Johnson
Ergonomics were great for me; low profile with a slight sweep. Keys had a good, satisfactory feel to them. Battery life a little frustrating, but not major. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David B
Second one bought guessing 4 years ago still going, first one lasted as long, I like the ergonomics as I have wide shoulders and can't type like a squirrel eating nuts..Published 18 months ago by Bill Godwin
Love the ergonomic, keys, and portability of this keyboard. I do NOT like the bluetooth quality. It is slow to connect and will not always translate as fast as I type. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Shawna Howell
Hidden secret-only affordable ergonomic keyboard that works w/ iPad.
Fits in a briefcase too!
This is sturdy keyboard; light, well made. I find this type of key layout comfortable and easy to use, although I have not used previously. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Texas Ranger
The keyboard works perfectly. It connected easily to my Surface Pro tablet. It sleeps when not in use so I expect the batteries to last for quite a while. Read morePublished on April 1, 2014 by H. Goeller